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Department Head, Dr. Curtis Weller travelled to Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in Yangling, China, to attened a ceremony for the 3rd cohort of students to particpate in the 3+1 Program of Study.
If you wish to assist the citizens of Puerto Rico as they recover from the recent hurricane, there is a drop box in the first floor lobby, across from the Maps & More store in Hardin Hall at Nebraska East Campus, through the end of October. The items will be collected and mailed to those in need.
Ph.D. graduate student, Sandrayee Brahma has been awarded an IFT Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship. The Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship is given to students to reward excellence in pursing careers in the science of food. Sandrayee is advised by Dr. Devin Rose.
On September 7th, 2017, the Department welcomed returning students, faculty, and staff with an ice cream social. The gathering was held on the 2nd Floor deck of FIC. Ice cream was provided by the Dairy Store. More photos are available on the Food Science and Technology Facebook page.
Students from the Department of Food Science and Technology participated in STEMing into the Future at the Nebraska State Fair. STEMing into the Future is an interactive exhibit focusing on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) of making and Tinkering. Presented by Nebraska 4-H/Extension.
Upcoming Events

Oct 16-17
Fall Semester Break
Upcoming FDST 951 Seminars

Recent Publications

Huang, Z., Marra, F., Subbiah, J., & Wang, S. (2016). Computer simulation for improving radio frequency (RF) heating uniformity of food products: A review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 1-25. doi:10.1080/1040

Guo, C., Zhang, Z., Chen, J., Fu, H., Subbiah, J., Chen, X. and Wang, Y., 2017. Eff ects of Radio Frequency Heating Treatment on Structure Changes of Soy Protein Isolate for Protein Modification. Food and Bioprocess Technology, pp.1-10. DOI.10.1007/ s11947-017-1923-2

Dura A, Rose DJ, Rosell CM. Enzymatic modification of corn starch influences human fecal fermentation profiles. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in press.

Belayneh, H.D., Wehling, R.L., Reddy, A.K., Cahoon, E.B., Ciftci, O.N. (2017). Ethanol-modified supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of the bioactive lipid components of Camelina sativa seed. Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, 94(6), 855-865.

Recent Awards

Lan Xu, NE Wheat Board, Developing High Quality Nebraska Wheat for Domestic and International Markets, $40,000

Dr. Bing Wang, NE Beef Council, Development and Evaluation of the Rapid Detection Method of a Mobile Genetic Element Conferring Antibiotic Resistance Associated with Animal Health and Food Safety, $55,824

Dr. Jhinuk Gupta, Phase II, RJ Reynolds, $272,724,

Dr. Bing Wang, NE Beef Council, Development and Evaluation of the RDM of a Mobile Genetic
Element Conferring, $54,050

Dr. Changmou Xu, NE Craft Brewery Board, Evaluate the Composition Profile of Hop Varieties Grown in Nebraska and the Feasibility and Cost- Effect Study of Using Hop Fractions in Brewing, $25,000

Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait, NE Corn Board, Understanding Individualized Metabolic Responses to Corn-Derived Resistant Starches, $51,686

Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait, Global Probiotics Council, Danon & Yankult Honsha Co., Microbial Interactions for Control of Metabolic Health, $50,000

Internships and Jobs

Youth Ambassador - Hunger Free Heartland
Hunger Free Heartland is currently recruiting a part time paid intern for this fall, with the potential to continue into the spring. The internship will consist of community outreach, resource development, social media marketing, and food insecurity education presentations. The internship is flexible to the student's major and area of interest. For more details, please see the job description.

Interested applicants should apply online at

Lab Animal Care Assistant - Gnotobiotic Mouse Facility
Working with mice in sterile environments; preparing the food, water, and bedding for the mice and maintaining the sterile conditions of the isolators using aseptic techniques. Performing periodic microbiological quality-control checks and assisting lab personnel with various mouse-related tasks. The position is for Fall 2017 and possibly longer. Find more details here.

To apply, contact Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait ( Please send (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) schedule of available days/times to work, and (4) if you are eligible for work study. All four items must be included in your application email.

Clinical Research Coordinator  - Nebraska Food for Health Center
The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of Nebraska Food for Health Center (NFHC) clinical trials under the auspices of the investigators. NFHC has the primary mission of discovering novel plant molecules and components that can be developed into food ingredients, foods, prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics that have clinically-proven health benefits in humans.

To apply:
Ag Food Sanitarian  - State of Nebraska
As an Agriculture Food Sanitarian you will be responsible for sanitation inspections of food establishments and food processing centers in North East Nebraska. Individual will operate out of their home and report to a field supervisor as well as the Lincoln Office. Will perform inspections, and must live in, one of the following North East Nebraska counties: Cedar, Dixon, Dakota, Wayne, Thurston, Stanton, Cuming and Burt).

To apply:
Associate Food Scientist -  Conagra Brands
Under direct supervision, researches, conducts experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for the development of new products beginning at conception through successful commercialization. Follows established protocols and work plans and drafts for review technical proposals and reports.

To apply:
Food Scientist  - Conagra Brands
Under limited supervision researches, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for the development of new products beginning at conception through successful commercialization. Contributes to the creation, maintenance, and review of integrated recipes for new or existing items that include: specifications, materials, formulas, equipment, quality and process information for R&D, plant, co-manufacturing and suppliers.

To apply:
Plant Quality Manager - Diversified Foods & Seasonings, LLC
Develop and maintain identified quality assurance programs and assure all plant production areas and products meet or exceed all food safety (HACCP), legality, regulatory (FDA/USDA), quality, company, and customer standards at all times. Process/analyze customer complaints and production failures to ensure compliance while protecting business accounts.

To apply:
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